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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: What can my niece do to get her child support that the judge ordered.

She was to get child support. She has custodial rights. 2 months ago. She says she is waiting on her lawyer and he is not doing what he needs to do to put it in place. She is now having to work 2 jobs trying to make it. kids are 14 and 12. Zero help from the father in raising them.

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John Cannon answered on Sep 20, 2018

She needs to seek enforcement through the court with the assistance of counsel.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Charged with obstruction of an officer and tased because I was walking to my house after coming home to several authorit

My yard is this legal for me having nothing to do with why they were there I was just an innocent bistander

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John Cannon answered on Jul 27, 2018

You need to speak to a defense attorney about your rights and the process. Excessive force cases have a high standard due to qualified immunity. You should discuss that with a qualified attorney as well.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I dismiss a domestic violence case. Can I make a affidavit of non prosecution?

My husband and I got into an argument, he pushed me out of the way and I got so mad I left the house and was I was heading to my mothers house I hit the steering wheel of my car so hard that I broke my wrist. The situation is now they want him for the push, and I want to drop the whole case. What... Read more »

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John Cannon answered on Jul 24, 2018

The District Attorney’s Office has discretion on how they handle your case. You and your husband need the assistance of an attorney who handles domestic violence cases.

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1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How much time does chain of command have to initiate a statement of charges?

I was on gate guard for 6 months. Never signed for any of the gear from supply person or anyone when I took over but I did sign out gear to each individual soldier. When I left, I signed over all gear to the new guy taking over and now 9 months later, they are saying some gear is missing and I may... Read more »

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John Cannon answered on Jul 12, 2018

You need legal assistance office or a retained attorney to assist you in your FLIPL rebuttal. Not having a signed hand receipt for government property is potentially a valid defense.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What does "it is a defense to prosocution" mean? Specifically in §21-1289.18 D.

Can charges be pressed? Does the "defense" guarantee a "not guilty"? In the case of a "not guilty" or no charges, would the weapon be returned? Can it be seized in the first place. (Assuming the ATF allowed it under the NFA and all paperwork was in order.) As a side note, how likely is it that... Read more »

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John Cannon answered on Jul 4, 2018

You need to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney in Texas, if that is the location of the case at issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my child's dad take him out of state if no legal papers have been signed?

My fiance and I have separated recently, we have one child. We do not have legal papers over the baby yet but he wants to take him back to Texas where he lives for two weeks. Does he have the right and what should I do because I don't feel comfortable with him taking him for so long. He has always... Read more »

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John Cannon answered on Jul 4, 2018

He does not have the authority to take the child out of state. You should mutually or independent initiate a paternity suit in Oklahoma with the assistant of counsel.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My 20 yr old grsndson has been in trouble several times for fights now hes being charged with 1st degree burglary

The one who filed the report stated chris kicked in her door but the officers reports states there was no damage as to been being kicked in and chris is looking at prison time

John Cannon
John Cannon answered on Jun 29, 2018

Burglary charges do carrry prison time in Oklahoma, along with all other felony charges. Your family needs experienced criminal defense counsel.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Will this effect me since I want to be a police

Got arrested for watching a rooster fight didn’t fight them but I was there watching it was in Arkansas , & Im wanting to be a police officer in Oklahoma

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John Cannon answered on Jun 11, 2018

You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney licensed in the state you were arrested. He/she may be able to assist you in resolving the case without negatively impacting your chances of becoming a CLEET certified officer.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on
Q: Is jail time mandatory for a second DUI?
John Cannon
John Cannon answered on Jun 8, 2018

Jail time is not mandatory for a second DUI; however, it is difficult to obtain a probationary sentence without an attorney fighting for you. You should contact an attorney for assistance.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: trafficking & gun charges in someones house,but nothing found on me. someone put my id in a purse with bags of marijuan

i was at a family members house and the family member had guns and drugs around. the police came there and charged me with everything because they found a purse with my id and a few bags of marijuana in it which wasn't even my purse. now i am being charged with trafficking, distribution of drugs,... Read more »

John Cannon
John Cannon answered on Jun 1, 2018

The prosecution has to prove you had dominion and control over the substances in order possession them; however, possession may be actual or constructive under Oklahoma law. The government has the burden, but you need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I get a court order to establish paternity?

A woman has told a lot of people that I'm the father of her baby. I don't think the baby is mine. When I asked for a paternity test, she refused to do one but still continued to say I was. Can I get a court order to make her take the test?

John Cannon
John Cannon answered on May 25, 2018

Yes, you’re entitled to an answer to that question and the Court can order the test. You need an attorney to assist you through the process.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I was recently detained in my local Wal-Mart, by a deputy who proclaims I was "shoplifting". I didn't steal anything!!!!

Can a cop arrest a person who "so-say" stole a pair of pants, (but didn't, better yet). I'd just started my period, so I figured, "I'll put on a cheap $7 pair in the dressing room, and I'll pay for them as soon as I am finishing up my shopping down these last two aisles". I had $365 in my wallet... Read more »

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John Cannon answered on May 17, 2018

In Oklahoma shoplifting requires taking the property past the final point of sale, the register, you need to hire an attorney to assist you.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on
Q: Can you refuse to take a breathalyzer test?
John Cannon
John Cannon answered on May 12, 2018

You can refuse to take a breathalyzer; however, it will have an negative impact on your driver’s license and potential impact on a criminal case.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If you have a deferred sentence from drugs and your and years deferred are finished are you considered a felon
John Cannon
John Cannon answered on May 3, 2018

No, you are not a felon. Your case should be dismissed, which you can verify through the court clerk. At a later time you can seek an expungement of the case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Friend fought this 15 years ago but missed a court date, he just now got arrested.
John Cannon
John Cannon answered on May 2, 2018

You’re friend will need to hire an attorney to represent him. I am accepting new clients.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on
Q: How do you get an ignition interlock for your car?
John Cannon
John Cannon answered on Apr 28, 2018

You can search online, google, bing, etc. for a certified interlock company and make an appointment to have the device installed on your car.

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